Phalin 100mg Tablet

Molekule India Pvt Ltd

Composition for Phalin 100mg Tablet

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10 tablets in 1 strip

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Medicine Overview of Phalin Tablet


Uses of Phalin Tablet

Phalin 100mg Tablet is used in seizures and trigeminal neuralgia.

Side effects of Phalin Tablet


Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), Double vision, Sleepiness, Anemia, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Gingival hyperplasia, Increased hair growth, Osteoporosis.


How to use Phalin Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Phalin 100mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Phalin Tablet works

Phalin 100mg tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information on Phalin Tablet

Expert advice for Phalin Tablet

  • Do not take phenytoin if you are allergic to phenytoin or any of its other ingredient.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery immediately after taking phenytoin as it may cause drowsiness.
  • Do not stop the medication even if you feel fine, until you are checked by the doctor and told to do so.
  • Do not take phenytoin if you have an addiction to alcohol or drug abuse.
  • Avoid using phenytoin if you are pregnant or breast-feeding or planning to become pregnant.
  • Do not take phenytoin if you have a history of liver disease; vitamin D deficiency or diabetes; mental depression or are having suicidal thoughts.
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Special precautions for Phalin 100mg Tablet
Phalin 100mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Phalin 100mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Phalin 100mg Tablet should be used with caution during lacta
tion. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Phalin 100mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Phalin 100mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Glychek 40mg Tablet, Serenace 5mg Injection 1ml, B Cin 250mg Tablet, Paropex 12.5mg Tablet CR

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Phalin 100mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Phenytoin

Phalin is used to control seizures (fits) in epilepsy patients and it works by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
Phalin is known to cause gingival hyperplasia (enlarged gums). To avoid this, you must maintain a good dental hygiene (taking proper care of your teeth and gums). Please consult your doctor if you have enlarged gums after taking Phalin.
Osteomalacia (softening of the bones) has been associated with long-term (>10 years) use of Phalin by patients with chronic epilepsy. There have been reports of bone disorders including osteopenia (reduced protein and mineral content of bone tissue) and osteoporosis (thinning of the bone) and fractures with Phalin. Please consult your doctor for further information.
Q. Can I take Phalin with aspirin?
Phalin can decrease the levels of aspirin by increasing its metabolism (breakdown) and hence decrease its effect. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Phalin with ibuprofen?
Phalin can be taken with ibuprofen. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Phalin with paracetamol?
Phalin decreases the level of paracetamol by increasing its metabolism (breakdown). Increased metabolism of paracetamol can increase the levels of substances that can cause liver damage. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Phalin is not a narcotic substance. Phalin belongs to a group of medicines known as anti-epileptic medicines, these medicines are used to treat epilepsy.
Phalin is not a controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). A controlled substance is generally a drug or chemical whose manufacture, possession or use is regulated by a government.
Phalin is not dialyzable by a conventional hemodialysis machine but can be dialyzed by a high permeability type of hemodialysis. To know more about the different types of dialysis and dialysability of Phalin, please consult your doctor.
Phalin is teratogenic. Based on human experience, Phalin is suggested to cause congenital malformations (birth defects) when given during pregnancy. It can cause defects of the heart, brain, fingers and can decrease the growth of the unborn baby.
Cytochrome P450 (CYP450) is an enzyme which causes metabolism (breakdown) of many drugs. Phalin is a CYP450 enzyme inducer (increases the working of CYP450) causing increased breakdown of some medicines given along with Phalin (known as drug-drug interactions). Please consult your doctor before taking any medicines along with Phalin as it may affect the metabolism of the medicines which are metabolized by CYP450 for example Vitamin D.
Phalin is a weakly acidic drug.
Phalin has not been reported to have any addictive potential and it does not show any symptoms of dependence. However, it should be taken for the duration as advised by your doctor.
Phalin does not give you a high.
Phalin does not cause hyponatremia (low sodium levels). However, Phalin is known to cause hypernatremia (high serum sodium level >145 mmol/L).
Phalin is not known to cause QT prolongation (abnormal heart rhythm). However, it can rarely cause abnormal heart rhythms. Please talk to your doctor if you have any abnormal heart rhythm (beats) while taking Phalin.
Thyroid function may get affected while you are taking Phalin, especially in children. Thyroid function should be monitored while taking Phalin. Please consult your doctor if you have hypothyroidism or a history of hypothyroidism.
Phalin has not been reported to cause weight gain. However, weight loss can occur with longer term use of a higher dose of Phalin. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain after taking Phalin.
Phalin can make you feel sleepy (sedation, somnolence, and drowsiness). Please consult your doctor if you feel very sleepy after taking Phalin, especially during the first few weeks of treatment or following a dose increase. Talk to your doctor as you may be advised not to drive or use machines until it is established that your ability to perform such activities is not affected.
Phalin does affect birth control. Phalin can decrease the effect of oral contraceptives (birth control pills) which can make the contraceptive (birth control) effect unreliable. Please talk to your doctor if you are asked to take the two medicines together as you may need to use extra protection for birth control.

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